10 dead, 25 injured after bus carrying wedding guests crashes in Australia
A dreamy wedding in Australia turned into a shocking tragedy on Monday night after a chartered bus carrying guests overturned, killing 10 people and injuring 25 more. The bus and its driver, a 58-year-old male, had been hired to provide transportation for the wedding guests and were taking 53 attendees to their hotels after the reception when it crashed at a roundabout on Wine Country Drive in the town of Greta just after 11:30 p.m.
New South Wales Police Assistant Commissioner Tracy Chapman said the driver was arrested at the scene and will face charges, without specifying what the charges would be. She did not mention whether speed was a factor on the foggy road, but confirmed there is “sufficient information” to establish charges.
The guests had attended the wedding at the Wandin Estate Winery in New South Wales and were taking the bus to reach their accommodations in the town of Singleton when the vehicle flipped. The wounded were rushed to hospitals by both helicopters and emergency vehicles. Another 18 passengers who were on the bus at the time of the single-vehicle crash were not injured.
“This is a heartbreaking tragedy and my thoughts and sympathies are with all those impacted, including the loved ones of those who have died,” Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said. “For a joyous day like that, in a beautiful place, to end with such terrible loss of life and injury is so cruel and so sad and so unfair.”
The incident occurred in Australia’s Hunter Valley, a region popular for weddings and known for its beautiful vineyards. Footage from the scene showed the large bus lying on its side on top of a crushed guardrail. Some nearby residents later left flowers at the crash site to honor the victims.
What caused the bus to overturn?
The cause of the crash is yet to be confirmed. Police did not explicitly mention whether speed or alcohol was a factor but have said there is “sufficient information” to establish charges against the driver.
How many people were on board the bus?
There were a total of 53 attendees on board the bus.
How many people were injured?
25 people were injured in the crash.
Were all the wedding guests on the bus?
All the wedding guests who were staying in hotels in Singleton were on the bus at the time of the incident.
What has the Australian Prime Minister said about the incident?
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese called the deadly crash “so cruel and so sad and so unfair.”
Where did the incident occur?
The incident took place in the town of Greta in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley region.
Bus carrying wedding guests crashes in Australia, resulting in 10 fatalities and 25 wounded.
A fairytale wedding in Australia turned tragic on Monday night when a chartered bus carrying guests overturned, killing 10 people and injuring 25 more, according to police. The bus had been hired to transport the wedding guests and was taking 53 attendees back to their hotels after the reception when it crashed at a roundabout in the town of Greta just after 11:30 p.m. The driver, a 58-year-old man, was arrested at the scene and will face charges, said New South Wales Police Assistant Commissioner Tracy Chapman. It is unclear whether speed was a factor on the foggy road. The wounded were taken to the hospital by helicopters and emergency vehicles. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese expressed his condolences and offered government support to the victims and their loved ones, calling the tragedy “so cruel and so sad and so unfair.” The deadly crash occurred in Hunter Valley, a region known for its vineyards and popular for weddings. Some residents left flowers at the crash site to honor the victims.